African Health Observatory - Platform on Health Systems & Policies

AHOP is hosted by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) which serves as the regional secretariat. The partnership leverages existing national and regional collaborations to form a network of National Centres across the region. These leading research institutions serve as the focal points for analysis and knowledge brokering within each country. They lead the technical work of the Platform, supported by and working with other technical partners to access primary research, academic networks and expertise.

The Platform’s technical consortium includes the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and other national, regional and global partners. The Platform has received seed funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Additional donors are expected to join as the Platform’s activities expand.

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Observatory model

The Platform joins the cohort of regional health systems observatories including the European Observatory on Health Systems & Policies and the Asia-Pacific Observatory (APO), which have shared lessons learned and approaches to inform the development of AHOP. This evolving global model of knowledge brokering creates opportunities to compare and contrast health systems characteristics between countries and regions worldwide.

AHOP Publications

The Platform is focused on the generation and exchange of knowledge and evidence for health systems and policy development in the African region. We produce a range of health systems analysis at the national and regional level, focusing on evidence for action. Please visit the AHOP Publications page to learn more about our specific products.

AHOP National Centres

Ethiopia - College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University

Kenya - KEMRI Wellcome Trust

Nigeria - Health Policy Research Group, University of Nigeria

Rwanda - School of Public Health, University of Rwanda

Senegal - Institut Pasteur de Dakar

AHOP at LSE Health

Alexia Honore, Finance & Administrative Officer

Beth Kreling, Senior Policy Fellow (Operational lead)

Charles Ebikeme, Policy Officer

Dorothy Chisare, Research Officer

Katie Shuford, Policy Officer 

Lesong Conteh, Associate Professorial Research Fellow (Academic lead)

Lucy Kanya, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow


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For further information, please get in touch: ahop@lse.ac.uk